by The Hotelier
- Record Label: Tiny Engines
- Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
- Summary: This is the second full-length release for the Massachusetts indie rock quartet formerly known as The Hotel Year.
- Record Label: Tiny Engines
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 8 out of 8
Mixed: 0 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
Apr 16, 2014It is all about being strong. It reaches out and tries to help make sense of it all. It's a comforting empathy. The stories are intensely personal but are so easily transferable beyond their original inspiration.
Apr 16, 2014This album is arguably their strongest music to date and they manage to shoot the most cathartic of bullets at you.
Apr 16, 2014Their stripped-back and organic-sounding punkish indie rock recalls early Jimmy Eat World, Texas Is The Reason, the Appleseed Cast, Penfold and the Weakerthans, and this album sees them stand toe to toe with any one of those bands, which is admirable to say the least.
Apr 16, 2014The highs wouldn’t feel so high without the lows here, which is a regular trope of the genre; but as with all tropes, execution trumps invention, and the Hotelier executes exceptionally.
Apr 16, 2014Home, Like NoPlace Is There is emotionally relentless, but a relentlessly catchy record as well.
Apr 16, 2014Throughout the nine tracks, the band maintains a grown-up punk sound rooted in air-tight musicianship.
Sep 3, 2014It’s melodramatic, yes, but the layers to the narrator of Home, Like Noplace Is There are vast. This guy cycles through a series of emotions, each feeling valid, each feeling like an appropriate result of confusion in the wake of a huge loss.
Positive: 4 out of 5
Mixed: 1 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
Jan 12, 2015Beyond brilliant in my opinion. A modern gem of emo and a must hear. Despite the odd good but not great track, the majority of the songsBeyond brilliant in my opinion. A modern gem of emo and a must hear. Despite the odd good but not great track, the majority of the songs encompassed on this album are brilliant, beautiful instrumentation with soul-searching vocals and phenomenal delivery. Absolutely essential listening, just for Life in Drag and Dendron if nothing else.… Expand
Aug 15, 2015I find this one of the most brilliant albums of the last 10 years. It's one of two albums I've listened to the most in the last couple ofI find this one of the most brilliant albums of the last 10 years. It's one of two albums I've listened to the most in the last couple of years (the other being Caravels' "Lacuna"), and I can say with a hand on my heart that I'm still not fed up. It still rings bells in my heart.
The emotional depth combined with the energetic delivery and hookiness is frankly unmatched. I see them compared to, and do it myself, the old school of emo bands, but I think The Hotelier have surpassed those bands in terms of songwriting and performance with this album. I remember listening to the album and hearing the closing track "Dendron" for the first time during a late night walk in my neighborhood. I thought "this is kind of commercial song, but still not, and I really like it". Now, after tens and tens of listens to it later, the depth and hooks of it still gives me goosebumps. And I still can see that dark road before meg, glowing with hope and love for life. That is what this album gives me.… Expand
May 18, 2015It almost ruined my adulthood, caught me off guard. I fell apart like a teenager fighting off all the ghosts I could get my hands on.
"YouIt almost ruined my adulthood, caught me off guard. I fell apart like a teenager fighting off all the ghosts I could get my hands on.
"You were right to doubt
Broken since foundations in the structures you were building came undone"
Any song can easily become your own personal high point of the album. For me, it was it's entirety.… Expand
May 21, 2014In this album the Hotelier from Massachusetts, built a politicized not only drive but a very successful production of delicate tones.
ToIn this album the Hotelier from Massachusetts, built a politicized not only drive but a very successful production of delicate tones.
To make things more simply, the "Home, Like Noplace Is There" is an excellent indie rock, the boundaries of punk, and the album "Your Deep Rest" ... great song!… Expand
Apr 23, 2014The Hotelier's latest effort stays true to the emo archetype, and delivers some good production. But unfortunately, overall, this is a prettyThe Hotelier's latest effort stays true to the emo archetype, and delivers some good production. But unfortunately, overall, this is a pretty bland, underwhelming and mediocre album of the genre. Some tracks do stand out here though, like Housebroken, An Introduction to the Album, and Your Deep Rest.… Expand
Published: December 29, 2014We reveal our final official list of 2014's highest-scoring albums.
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